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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 22 Dec 2019, 11:44

It doesn't appear yet on the Air Antwerp website, but according to codeshare partner KLM's booking site, the midday flights are scrapped from early January and the number of weekly flights reduced from 16 to 11.

The midday flight on Tuesdays was already scrapped, but now they are also cancelled on the other days of the week.

The Sunday midday flight, which is introduced today for the first time, will thus already be scrapped in two weeks. Very short-lived!

As usual, airlines are prone to announce new routes and flights, but very reluctant to announce scrapped flights...

Thanks to Raphael Cockx for the information.
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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 22 Dec 2019, 13:14

sn26567 wrote:
22 Dec 2019, 11:44
It doesn't appear yet on the Air Antwerp website, but according to codeshare partner KLM's booking site, the midday flights are scrapped from early January and the number of weekly flights reduced from 16 to 11.

The midday flight on Tuesdays was already scrapped, but now they are also cancelled on the other days of the week.

The Sunday midday flight, which is introduced today for the first time, will thus already be scrapped in two weeks. Very short-lived!

As usual, airlines are prone to announce new routes and flights, but very reluctant to announce scrapped flights...

Thanks to Raphael Cockx for the information.
Yves Panneels, spokesman for Air Antwerp, denies that any flights will be cancelled after January. Service is reduced during the Christmas holidays, but resumes normally in January.

He will check with KLM why those midday flights aren't mentioned on the KLM booking site.
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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by ironspan » 22 Dec 2019, 13:28

People should check information before making (cynic) announcements. If you look at the KLM website, all flights are back to normal as from 1st Feb (3 times daily and 2 on Sun). Those who know ANR operations, would remember that January is always a very slow month on this route because of holiday season. VLM used to cancel also rotations in Jan, after which normal schedule was restored. Loading factor on ANR-LCY is quite ok. Also other airlines reduce capacity (I was personally moved on the next BA flight after they decided to cancel 1 rotation to BRU in the winter schedule). I am only worried that potential passengers (who may also read Aviation forums) are scared of by this kind if fake news.

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by ironspan » 22 Dec 2019, 13:44

In the meantime Air Antwerp already reacted on another website as follows:

”This article (aviation24.be) is inaccurate. There are some cutbacks in the Xmas and New Year’s period, but from January onwards all flights at noon will be operated daily with the exception of Tuesdays and Saturdays. Total number of rotations remains at 16”

Would appreciate if ‘aviation24.be’ would correct their article or remove it, before the newspapers pick it up.

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 22 Dec 2019, 14:43

Normal schedule resumes on 31 January, which also appears on the KLM booking engine. Meanwhile, the AIr Antwerp website still sells afternoon flights in January, which will not be operated!
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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by ironspan » 24 Dec 2019, 16:12

sn26567 wrote:
22 Dec 2019, 14:43
Normal schedule resumes on 31 January, which also appears on the KLM booking engine. Meanwhile, the AIr Antwerp website still sells afternoon flights in January, which will not be operated!
On KLM booking engine, all flights are bookable as from beginning January, also midday flights, so Air Antwerp website was correct... Again my request, please check with the airline first before launching this kind of news.
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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 24 Dec 2019, 21:14

ironspan wrote:
24 Dec 2019, 16:12
sn26567 wrote:
22 Dec 2019, 14:43
Normal schedule resumes on 31 January, which also appears on the KLM booking engine. Meanwhile, the AIr Antwerp website still sells afternoon flights in January, which will not be operated!
On KLM booking engine, all flights are bookable as from beginning January, also midday flights, so Air Antwerp website was correct... Again my request, please check with the airline first before launching this kind of news.
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This was not the case a few days ago. Midday flights were only bookable from 31 January on the KLM website.

Glad to see that now KLM and Air Antwerp have reconciled their schedules.
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